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Fears grow about missing UCLA student Nancy Salas; officials to widen search

Nancy SalasGlendale police on Thursday stepped up their search for a 22-year-old UCLA student who went missing under suspicious  circumstances Wednesday.

In addition to having searchers fan out, police said they were going to examine Nancy Salas' cellphone records and computer to see if they might offer clues.

Salas, a third-year UCLA student, was last seen about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday when she went for her usual morning jog from her home in the 2000 block of Eleanore Drive, the Glendale Police Department said. She left behind her cellphone and keys.

Police were using helicopters, bloodhounds and heat-seeking devices to search rugged terrain in Chevy Chase Canyon. Park rangers were assisting by checking the steep hiking trails where Salas normally jogged, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said

Salas' father contacted police Wednesday after he had searched for his daughter by car. 

Bloodhounds briefly picked up a scent Wednesday but were unable to find Salas.

Her family said it was not like Salas to disappear and were worried she might have been the victim of foul play.

Salas was wearing a yellow jacket, dark pants, white T-shirt and white sneakers. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 115 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Nancy Salas. Credit: Glendale Police Department

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I hope they find her...I hate that we can't go anywhere without the threat of being harmed....

My thoughts and prayers are out there, hoping they find her alive and well.

I really hope they find this young lady. But given the circumstances and the way serial killers love to prey on the people of CA, I do not see this story having a happy ending. My prayers go out to her family, friends and all those hoping for her safe return.

Your gun....

don't leave home without it!

OK, you can, but if you want to go for trail run (far better than running on pavement) take your situational awareness, self-defense training, a mini pepper spray and your gun.

Or be a nice victim; take your pick.

Those are pretty suspicious circumstances....What ashame...

Runners need to stop running alone....there are horrible predators out there. Just look at the Chelsea King in Amber Dubois cases in San Diego. Parents, do not let your kids run alone!!

Women should never jog alone (and I'm not being sexist), There are just too many creeps out there. I hope she's okay but it doesn't look too good right now...


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